Review on Hotel TerraVina
Set in a delightful rural, wooded hamlet on the edge of the New Forest and just six miles from Southampton, Hotel TerraVina is an attractively extended Victorian residence that now sets out its stall as a luxury boutique hotel complete with attractive cedar-wood extensions, a seductive colonial-style roof terrace and a swish modern restaurant complete with an open kitchen (including a wood-burning oven).
Free-range, local and organic produce is central to the set-up, and menus make the most of what the region has to offer. Here you might enjoy deep-fried skate with roasted ceps and caper mayonnaise or a tian of Salisbury goats' cheese and home-grown thyme before sea bass fillet with herb risotto, green vegetables and truffle oil or sage-stuffed loin of pork with spinach and apple purée. To finish, try crème brûlée with Earl Grey tea cream.
The hotel is co-owned by Gerard Basset, one of the original founders of the Hotel du Vin chain, so wine is a star turn here. Take a tour of the cellar and make your choice - or ask advice from one of the clued-up sommeliers. Tastings, wine weekends and 'sabrage' (the art of opening Champagne with a sabre) are a big draw.
Hotel TerraVina is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, HardensRate this Restaurant
Modern British / Californian / Local
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.30 - 9.30am
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.45pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express